Miyabi knives are a pairing of Japanese blade sharpness and precision German design. This superb cutlery line fulfills professionalsí needs with extremely sharp high carbon stain resistant blades, "D" shape handles, and superior balance. The Miyabi 7000D series of Damascus finished knives have a core of CMV60 stainless steel that is wrapped in 32 layers of stainless steel resulting in a blade with exceptional strength, durability, and sharpness. The end result of this process also leaves the blade with a beautiful wave pattern in the steel. The "D" shape handles are made with synthetic resin called micarta. They have a sleek wooden look and are fitted with a stainless steel end cap for balance.